Why Abbott's PPL scheme is a policy for dummies

The Coalition's paid parental leave scheme is not a productivity measure but a cost to the economy that transfers income from taxpayers to families, largely to the benefit of high-income families.

Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews last week announced that the Abbott government’s proposed paid parental leave scheme marks "the redefinition of PPL as a workplace entitlement", and that there is "widespread support for the new PPL scheme to strengthen the link between working mothers and their employers".

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